How to make the cursor type as pointer or crosshair using css?
I want to have a different cursor, how can I do that?
The cursor for any element can be set by using the css property "cursor".
<div style=" background-color: green; color: white; cursor: crosshair;"> this is a pointer type cursor </div>
this is a pointer type cursor
The css property can take many values as described in the below table
a hand symbol
move east cursor
move north-east cursor
move north-west cursor
move north cursor
move south-east cursor
move south-west cursor
move south cursor
move west cursor
user defined image as cursor
A user defined image can be set as a cursor using css.
The code for it is "cursor: url('./images/cursor.gif');".
But this custom user defined cursor may not work in some versions of the browsers.
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets can be used along with html tags as explained in this site.
This simple CSS will help you to create much elegant and neat html web pages.
This does not need any additional softwares or codings.
All web browser are capable of handing CSS codes.
Note 2: If required you can using <span> instead of <div> tags.
div tag will start and end on new lines. span will not exceed the tag area.